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AbstractSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not only the poorest region of the world, it is also the youngest. This realisation is fuelling concern about the youth employment challenge. However, these discussions often lack context, owing to the absence of labour market data and analysis. This article...
AbstractAfrican demographics, economic structure, politics and globalisation trends combine into a perfect storm for Africa's policy makers. The large cohort of youth entering Africa's labour force is the best educated one the continent has seen, and Africa is witnessing its best growth...
AbstractThis article analyses the social dimensions of youth employment strategies in Africa. Focusing on youth informal sector employment strategies, the article interrogates whether youth employment strategies are simply about jobs and income, or are they linked to social transformation; and...
AbstractThis article applies the econometric methods of the new minimum wage literature to assess the impact of minimum wages on employment, wages and non-wage benefits for youth in South Africa. We find a statistically significant but small decline in youth employment in Agriculture. In...
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